time we got on, traffic had subsided and the ride was smooth. it took us just over ten minutes to cross. if you commute it takes you longer but then you're here on the other side. starting on wednesday, that won't be an option. if you need to drive from one side of the bay to the other, what's your best bet? here's what we found. while the bridge is closed, if you're determined to drive, heading south on 880 from oakland is likely to be the fastest but it will take a while. by the time we got to 92, across the san mateo bridge, yes, san francisco way in the distance -- headed north on 101 and reached candlestick point, 47 minutes had passed. >> that we should say also without the bumper to bumper commute traffic our advice, carpool. you must drive and give b.a.r.t. and the ferry a shot.